Sailing Cape Breton, Nova Scotia July 2004

by Sam and Arlene Wykoff

During the last 2 weeks of July 2004 the sailing vessels Time Enough, Y'Knot, Scout and Puff Stuff traveled north after the Champlain rendezvous to Bras D'Or on Cape Breton. We launched at the beautiful Lion's Club Marina in St. Peters, where the manager and staff were as friendly and helpful as anyone could ask. A local 26X joined the group and we spent the next 2 weeks sailing around the inland sea of Bras D'Or, plus some sight seeing on shore.

Our band of Happy Sailors ready to head out

The Puff Stuff crew proudly displaying their 3rd place trophy from the local club race

Sandy preparing Scout, a Martha Jane, for sea

Scout under full sail departing St. Peters

Time Enough leading the fleet

Y' Knot in light air

Cocktail hour in one of the many well protected anchorages

Approach to Baddeck: great restaurants, entertainment and facilities

Approaching Barra Strait, picturesque village overlooks the strait

Public wharf at Orangeville, where we met the owner of a local 26M

Impromptu entertainment by travelers at the Orangeville train station